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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 02-16-2016, 10:39 AM
Erubio7 Erubio7 is offline
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Loss in power

I got a 86 325e, car was idling weird, change the AFM and ICV but the car seems to have loss power the car idles fine with the new parts but I can't get my head around why the loss in power? I step on it and take off really slow and doesn't do much after. Any ideas?
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:52 PM
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Mein Auto: e30 325e
yup, you need to purge the air out of the cooling system at the thermostat bleed screw.

need to get the car up on a ramp to do it right. can get started by pulling up in the driveway ramp, but you really need 8-10 inches or 20 degrees or so. need to idle it for a while, and bleed it a couple times.

If your water pump is starting to leak, you will have to do it regularly.
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:21 PM
KyDollaSign KyDollaSign is offline
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Does it move? Or just drive fine but not have any power to it
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:25 PM
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My guess is a clogged catalytic converter.
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